Monday, September 11, 2017
Middle Grade Monday: Seven and a Half Tons of Steel by Janet Nolan
Seven and a Half Tons of Steel by Janet Nolan. Illustrated by Thomas Gonzales. unpgd. Peachtree Publishers, August, 2016.
One is never too old for picture books. That is why Middle Grade Monday features Seven and a Half Tons of Steel. This beautifully illustrated, powerfully written book relates the story of how a seven and a half ton steel girder was salvaged from the wreckage of the Twin Towers and trucked to Louisiana where it was melted down to create the hull of the U.S. Navy's newest warship, but not before another tragic disaster struck, this one courtesy of Mother Nature.
Click here for my full review from early this year.